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  • (comparative of "low"; let descend by its own weight, etc):
  • (lour)

Etymology 1Modificar

From low + -er (comparative)

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lower

  1. Patrono:Comparative of
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Etymology 2Modificar

From lower (more low)

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Infinitive
to Lower

Third person singular
Lowers

Simple past
Lowered

Past participle
Lowered

Present participle
Lowering

to Lower (third-person singular simple present Lowers, present participle Lowering, simple past and past participle Lowered)
  1. (transitive) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail of a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
    Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to a silent grave. Alfred Tennyson.
  2. (transitive) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  3. (transitive) To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun.
  4. (transitive) To make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
  5. (transitive) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  6. (transitive) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  7. Patrono:Reflexive (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
  8. (transitive) To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  9. (intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  10. (intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.
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  • (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail): bring down
  • (reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney): shorten
  • (depress as to direction, as a gun):
  • (make less elevated as to object, as ambitions or hopes): reduce
  • (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature): reduce, turn down
  • (transitive: to humble):
  • (reflexive: to humble oneself): be humble
  • (reduce (something) in value, amount, etc): cut, reduce
  • (intransitive: grow less): die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink
  • (intransitive: decrease in value): become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce
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Etymology 3Modificar

Old English lowren, luren; See Dutch loeren, Late German luren. German lauern (to lurk, to be on the watch), and English leer, lurk.

VerbModificar

Infinitive
to Lower

Third person singular
Lowers

Simple past
Lowered

Past participle
Lowered

Present participle
Lowering

to Lower (third-person singular simple present Lowers, present participle Lowering, simple past and past participle Lowered)
  1. Alternative spelling of lour.

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